Legendary Texas musicians Bobby Bridger and John Inmon join host Thorne Dreyer on Rag Radio. Singer-songwriter Bridger is also a noted historian of the old west and of indigenous American culture. Virtuoso guitarist Inmon was an original member of the famed Lost Gonzo Band. Bridger and Inmon, who perform live on the show, have worked together for over 40 years. They are currently co-producing an album which they are developing through Kickstarter. It is Bridger’s first studio album in 12 years.
Houston-based singer songwriter Bobby Bridger is also an author, playwright, painter, and historian. He has recorded numerous albums and is the author of four books including "A Ballad of the West," "Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull: Inventing the Wild West," and "Where the Tall Grass Grows: Becoming Indigenous and the Mythological Legacy of the American West," and the epic theatrical trilogy, "A Ballad of the West." Bobby has appeared on PBS’s Austin City Limits, PBS’s American Experience, and CBS' Good Morning America.
Austin musician John Inmon is considered one of Texas’ signature guitarists. He was an original member of the Lost Gonzo Band which toured with Jerry Jeff Walker and Michael Murphey and appeared three times on Austin City Limits. Inmon has also played with Townes van Zandt, Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Delbert Mcclinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, and many more. He was the 2012 Texas Music Awards Producer of the Year.
Listen to earlier Rag Radio shows with Bobby Bridger at the Internet Archive originally broadcast on Sept. 3, 2012 (http://archive.org/details/RagRadio2012-03-09-BobbyBridger) and Nov. 18, 2011 (http://archive.org/details/RagRadio2011-11-18-BobbyBridger).
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 55:35.